The BEST Episodes of Hotel Impossible
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Network: Travel Channel
Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
#1 - Glacier Bear Lodge Undercover
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2014
Anthony begins a series of undercover sting operations to see if the hotel owners he advises stick to his plan after he leaves. First up is the Glacier Bear Lodge in Alaska, and Anthony discovers that the housekeeping has gotten worse since his last visit. This is a 30 minute special, not a 60 minute episode.
#2 - In the Doghouse: Baileys Harbor, WI
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2013
Anthony heads to Baileys Harbor, WI, otherwise known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," to help revitalize the Beachfront Inn, a 20-room, pet-friendly hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan.
#3 - Operation Sandy Part 1: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 21, 2013
Anthony gets himself into a storm of a situation when he arrives at the Thunderbird Motel in Seaside Heights, NJ, and tries to repair a motel that’s still hurting 9 months after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.
#4 - Hollywood Nightmare: Hollywood, CA
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 24, 2014
A worn-out hotel in Hollywood needs a face-lift, but first Anthony has to deal with problems that include the discovery of dirty syringes on the premises, a rotting infrastructure and an owner who seems blinded by the lights of Tinseltown.
#5 - Crap Out: Sparks, NV
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 4, 2013
Anthony heads to Sparks, NV, to help save the 92-room Victorian Inn. The owner, Marilyn Fink, has owned and operated the hotel since 2003, but economic downturns caused revenue to drastically decline. Can Anthony help Marilyn save the Victorian Inn before it goes under for good?
#6 - Homestead Hoarders Gone Wild: Homestead, FL
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2014
Anthony deals with brothers who are out of touch when it comes to the 150-room hotel they operate in Homestead, Fla. Chief among the problems that need addressing is a banquet hall that's being used to store old supplies, furniture and trash.
#7 - Hotel Leger Undercover
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 6, 2014
Anthony brings an undercover team back to the Hotel Leger and is mostly satisfactory with the results. However, he's shocked to discover that the previous owner, Ashley, sold the hotel a few months after his team finished with the upgrade. This is a 30 minute special, not a 60 minute episode.
#8 - Packing Heat: Brewer, ME
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 9, 2014
Anthony arrives at the Vacationland Inn and Conference Center in Brewer, Maine, which at first glance seems like a well-run operation, but then he starts to discover problems, including managers who carry weapons, a mutinous staff, and a dangerous lack of security.
#9 - Operation Sandy Part 2: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 28, 2013
n the second hour of a special 2-part episode, Anthony continues his mission to help out the Jersey Shore with a visit to Seaside Heights, one of the places that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 9 months ago.
#10 - Don't Bug Me: Kissimmee, FL
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 7, 2013
Anthony visits the Sevilla Inn in Kissimmee, FL -- right outside of Orlando -- home to some of America’s top theme parks. This do-it-yourself owner needs a lot of help; and Anthony discovers one of the worst bed bug infestations he’s ever seen.
#11 - Super Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2014
Anthony finds an unkempt exterior, a nonexistent branding plan and tense, lost leadership when he arrives at the 70-room Hearthstone Inn in Cape Breton, N.S.
#12 - 5 Star Secrets: Royal Treatment & Secrets
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2016
The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia has top-of-the-line service, attention to detail and rich hidden history that makes the resort a five-star destination.
#13 - Breaking Point: Saint John, New Brunswick
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 17, 2014
Anthony tries to help the historic Chipman Hill Suites in St. John, N.B., but runs into trouble with an overly tyrannical owner who is driving an overworked staff to their breaking points and pushes a housekeeper to quit.
#14 - Owner Overboard: Islamorada, FL
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 3, 2014
After arriving in the Florida Keys, Anthony discovers that not everything is as idyllic as it seems in this sun-kissed, palm tree-lined corner of America when he is tasked with keeping the Creekside Inn afloat.
#15 - Niagara Falls Down: Niagara Falls, Canada
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2013
Anthony goes to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where the not-so-ritzy Ritz Inn is struggling to stay afloat. With a stubborn owner, filthy rooms and a wedding chapel that doubles as a storage room, can Anthony save the inn before it sinks completely?
#16 - Alaskan Heavyweights: Juneau, AK
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 27, 2014
Anthony travels to the Alaska Hotel & Bar in Juneau to help out the historic property. He finds a mother and son fighting each other for control and a bar manager who won't respect anyone's authority.
#17 - Boardwalk Gold: Ocean City, MD
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2013
Anthony helps the failing Lankford Hotel, located in Ocean City, MD, on one of America’s top-rated boardwalks. The hotel is well kept, but Anthony discovers outdated rooms and hotel policies from the ’60s, as well as shops that aren’t making any money.
#18 - Swinging for the Fences: State College, PA
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2014
Anthony is in crisis mode when he discovers that the 85-room Autoport Motel in State College, Pa., is in foreclosure. His challenge is to convince the bank to help save the business, but it's a hard sell considering the Autoport's swinging reputation and lack of management.
#19 - Masters of My Domain: Aiken, SC
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2014
A sister and brother who run the 34-room Guest House at Houndslake in Aiken, S.C., need Anthony's help making their business a financial success. Problems include a lack of signage and identity; an awkward event space in need of a makeover; outdated rooms; and an owner who is stubborn and unfocused.
#20 - Sweating Bullets in Panama: David, Panama
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 13, 2015
Anthony heads to Panama's beaches to help the struggling 48-room Las Olas Resort. After giving the pool bar and restaurant much needed facelifts, can Anthony improve the hotel enough to get the hotel out of 15 years of debt?
#21 - Fix Your Kicks on Route 66: Route 66, AZ
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2015
In the Season 6 premiere, host Anthony Melchiorri challenges himself and his team when they hit the road in a tricked-out RV to help three struggling hotels on a stretch of Route 66 in Arizona. Included: Guidance is offered to the owners of a once-thriving "luxury" inn, a former bordello on the National Registry of Historic Places and a camping and trailer park.
#22 - Running on Empty: Grass Valley, CA
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2013
Anthony heads to Grass Valley, CA, to reinvigorate the historic Holbrook Hotel. With the owner stressed from event planning, bartending and leading the band, can Anthony get him to focus in time to save the 162-year-old landmark?
#23 - Tropical Termites: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2013
Anthony travels to the Hotel Iguanazul in Costa Rica on the beautiful beach of the Pacific Ocean. Can Anthony handle a drunken owner, a litter-filled resort and thousands of termites before the property crumbles away?
#24 - Dream Inn: Daytona Beach, FL
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 6, 2012
In Daytona Beach, Anthony tries to bring the Dream Inn out of bankruptcy, but discovers that the general manager has nothing to do because his domineering mother makes all the decisions.
#25 - Underwear, Under Where?: Gatlinburg, TN
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 17, 2015
Horrid online reviews, understaffing and inexperienced managers are among the problems Anthony uncovers when he checks into the 120-room Brookside Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. During his stay, he also finds pink underwear under a mattress.